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coming up, it is election day. we will have complete coverage from virginia and beyond. >> you see it in everybody else's neighborhood. >> a gruesome discovery in a prince win county home. two teenagers found shot to death. >> a short-te fix.
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metro find cash to plug a budget hole. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. it is 6:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff, hoping for some sunshine today. >> outside this morning it will be fairly clear to start off. let's check the bus stop forecast. early on, temperatures range from the mid 30's to low 40's. temperature-wise, will see temperatures climbing into the low to mid 60's. we will have some breezes gusting from time to time.
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let's take a morning and again to lisa baden. >> election day traffic looks great in frederick county. 95 southbound in virginia, they are still with a crash between 17 and route 3. a deer hit a vehicle on the baltimore washington parkway northbound between powdered milk and 197. we take you to the traffic on 270 and it is good. with more on election day, alison and doug. voters will head to the polls to decide whether creigh deeds or bob mcdonnell should spend the next four years in the governor's mansion. the latest polls show republicans could take back the state after a series of setbacks. >> the race could all come down to turnout. courtney robinson has more in
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alexandria at this morning. " we're seeing about a dozen voters out here at riverside elementary school in mount vernon. they are out to cast their votes. election officials are hoping about 45% of virginia voters, 2.2 million, hit the polls today. 99,000 have cast absentee ballots. it is all about turnout for bob mcdonnell and creigh deeds. >> i believe the votes are out there. we have to get the turnout. >> down in the polls, the virtual underdog, deeds hit the commonwealth hard. he ended things here in alexandria with a heavy push for votes. >> if you are all in for me, i will be all in for you as governor. >> in his final blitz, bob
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mcdonnell kicked things off with republicans pulling out a broom, signaling a sweep. it would mean returning to the governor's mansion to a republican. bob mcdonnell is not counting his lead as a victory. he needs voters to hit the polls. >> i am asking you to go find your friends in virginia. we want lower taxes and entrepreneurship. >> for the past 32 years, the party that wins the white house often loses the governors' mansions. polls open until 7:00 p.m. the candidates will be across the state. bob mcdonnell is expecting make a stop here in mount vernon. we'll see creigh deeds in charlottesville. th candidates ending up for the returns in richmond. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> thank you.
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here is a look at some of the other races. bill bolling is facing jody wagner. she trails by double digits. steve shannon is up against ken cuccinelli. in the latest poll, cuccinelli is 20 points ahead. in new jersey, the governor's race is a tossup. jon corzine is in a dead heat with chris christy. republican is have not won statewide in new jersey in 12 years. a loss for corzine will not look good for president obama. republican dede scozzafava dropped out of that race over the weekend and then she tossed her support before democrat
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candidate bill owens, hoping to defeat the conservative candidate. there also local elections. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. the deaths of two teenagers has left the city of triangle, , , in shock. it happens act oakdale circle. -- it happens at oakdale circle. matt brock has more. >> the girl's father came home and found the bodies. police would not say for sure if it is a murder-suicide, but it does look that way. a tragedy. inside this home on oakdale circle, a father discovered a parent's worst nightmare, the body of his teenage daughter and a teenage boy.
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>> she lived there with her father. he came home and discovered the bodies. >> police say they forest park high school were shot together in an upstairs bedroom. police did not believe anyone else was involved. >> we're not looking for a murder suspect here. >> neighbors say the girl and her father were relatively new to the neighborhood. >> they would ask about neighborhood types of things. it was always a pleasant conversation. >> i had no idea something like this would go on in our neighborhood. >> police say they are working with school officials to make sure that grief counselors are at forest park high school when classes resume after election day. both of these kids were students there. we're live in woodbridge. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you.
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police are searching for two in connection with a shooting outside of a gold's gym in silver spring. a man approached them. he was shot in the legs and taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. one of the suspects is a black man with a tear drop tattoo on his face. two house fires are under investigation this morning. this one was in upper marlboro. it took firefighters 30 minutes to bring this under control. the homeless completely destroyed. nearly two dozen pets died. the blaze started in the basement and then it spread. five adults are now displaced. there were 23 pet birds in that home.
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all but one died in the fire. election day. we have 44 degrees. >> protecting pregnant mothers from swine flu. a new study shows one shot should do the trick. >> metro's money problems. they have a short fix. a big budget hall still looms. >> this morning is noticeably cooler than yesterday by 10 degrees. does that mean this afternoon will be cooler than yesterday?
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>> volunteer fairfax mobilizes volunteers and resources to meet community needs. we encourage you to volunteer. >> from the offices of a volunteer fairfax, good morning, washington! it is a cool and crisp start to our morning. 42 degrees. it is comfortable if you like in a little bit of a chill in the year. i might be biased on that. we are mainly in the 30's to the low 40's. 36 in germantown. riverdale, 40 degrees. at the bus stop this morning, you'll want to have the jacket on and maybe even the gloves for the little kids. mid 40's. mainly in the upper 30's.
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it will be warmer than yesterday this afternoonith sunshine. >> a great day to walk the dog and to make sure you go out and vote. make sure you do that. we will take you live to traffic on this election day with 270 traffic stacking up past 109 to the truck scales. we're a decent in virginia. 395, just the growing volume to head to seminary road. >> thank you. we have incurred news about metro's finances. they say they will be able to come up with about $36 million to plug the budget gap. most of the money will come from stimulus and insurance money and inaugural reimbursements. a bigger deficit is expected for the next fiscal year.
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6:13. 44 degrees. >> still ahead, get ready to shell out more for surcharges this holiday season. we will tell you which airlines are raising rates at the highest. >> the phillies avoid boss:hey, glad i caught you. i was on my way to present ideas about all the discounts we're offering. i've got some catchphrases that'll make these savings even more memorable. gecko: all right... gecko: good driver discounts. now that's the stuff...? boss: how 'bout this? gecko: ...they're the bee's knees? boss: or this? gecko: sir, how 'bout just "fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance." boss: ha, yeah, good luck with that catching on! anncr: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. president obama: we are americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement...
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of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth of virginia! >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. in our top stories, voters are heading to the polls to decide virginian's political future. bob mcdonnell is well on front
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with 18 points over creigh deeds. the polls will stay open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. >> hamid karzai is promising to create a government of national participation. he was reelected by default yesterday after his only challenger dropped out of the runoff. president obama warned him to end the corruption in his country. >> the world series is now headed back to the bronx. the phillies beat the yankees last night, 8-6. the yankees still lead the series 3-2. health officials say a single dose of the swine flu vaccine works well for almost all pregnant women. young children will need two doses for best results. just a 25% group had a strong immune response after 21 days.
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55% did. children and both age groups experienced a sharp improvement after a second dose. montgomery county said they are frustrated about the short supply of the vaccine. there received 250 injectable doses for pregnant women only. >> it is the only thing pregnant women can take. it seemed to be the best way to get a limited vaccine to a high risk category. >> a vaccine orders placed by doctors' offices are starting to come in. one doctor received some vaccine doses yesterday, but only half of the amount he had hoped for. 6:17. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's begin with brian van de graaff. what a beautiful shot. >> we get the sun earlier in the
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morning. a few clouds. meanwhile, a clear horizon straight back. just a gorgeous start today. let's take a look at some of the numbers. we are in the 30's. 37 in gaithersburg. la plata, 42. 40 in fairfax. a pretty cool start. downtown, 30's brooks laich a good bet across the city tomorrow. we have a -- 30's looks like a good bet across the city tomorrow. tomorrow, cooler air descends upon us. a few extra clouds roll in, it may be a sprinkle tomorrow into thursday. then we clear out for the weekend. 60's today. warm and sunny this weekend. >> thank you. an unwelcome holiday
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surprise. some airlines are doubling their surcharge fees. >> interest rates take center stage at the fed. >> good morning. the federal reserve is discussing interest rates. they're widely expected to keep rates at record low levels. what is next? there is a growing rift among policy members. some say they might have to go up sooner rather than later. investors will be looking for clues to see who might win that debate. big names in home improvement are joining forces. stanley is buying black and decker for $4.5 billion. it would create the largest u.s. tool maker. black and decker focuses on power to appea -- power tools.
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taxpayers are unlikely to recoup their investment in general motors and chrysler. the value of the companies will have to grow substantially over what they ve been in the past. they're considering a public offering and a private sale for chrysler. toyota is considering expanding the prius into a subbrand. decision is more than a year away. the cost of flying around the holidays is going up again. many airlines have doubled their search rise. this applies to flights on more than a dozen peak days around holiday is. american, united, delta, all boosted the surcharge on some routes.
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how much of the money goes to your medical care? find out. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. the time now is 6:20. we have 44 degrees. >> lending a hand to same-sex couples. getting ready for a historic vote. correct the current host of the tonight show might need to watch his back. i will tell you what jay leno is saying about his old job. >> later on "oprah," after 26 years away from the anchor chair, oprah returns to tv news.
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jay leno might be ready to throw in the talf at 10:00. >> the woman's search for a missing ring. philip stewart has more on these stories. good morning again. >> halloween heartbreak is a good intro. a trick-or-treater in ohio may have gone a big retreat than expected, a diamond ring. a cincinnati woman thinks she lost her wedding band while tossing candy into children's bags. she thinks it's slipped off her finger. she is asking people to keep an eye out for her ring.
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audiences flocked to a horror movie this fall. they may get a sequel to an old one. the co-writer of the "blair witch project" may get a sequel. it does help to revitalize the found video genre. jay leno says he would have rathered stay put at the"tonight show." if nbc offered him the job again, he said he would take it. the network said they are making money off of his show. since his show premiered, ratings have steadily declined. this is amazing that video. you will see a few from the top? -- from the top of the oasis of
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the sea voyage. it narrowly and squeeze underage demarcus bridget was just two feet to spare. -- under a denmark bridge. hundreds of people cheered from beaches and from both ends of the bridge as the past under at midnight. you see how close the bridge is to the top of that bridge. >> it is a huge ship. it looks kind of top heavy to me. >> a little nervous. it is five times bigger than the titanic. it is huge. >> amazing. thank you so much. 6:26. >> coming up, standing up to hate. a college campus comes together after another attack. >> i am pamela brown.
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i will tell you what some republicans are saying 2009 is their year even before polls opened. >> in the weather center, we are tracking a cold front, which means gusty breezes. are tracking a cold front, which means gusty breezes.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back to "good morning washington."
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just about 6:30 on this tuesday morning, election day in virginia. this is a live look at pennsylvania avenue. >> we are enjoying the sun coming up. >> that is why we keep using some of our cameras. it is spectacular. you see the sun over the horizon and the clouds dissipating. just gorgeous with that orange- pink hue. we're in the 3's in warrenton, culpeper, madison, and leesburg. we'll go from the 30's and 40's to the low 60's today. -- we're in the 30's in warrenton. i will take you live ensure you this at avery wrote. it is tight in that area because
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of ongoing construction. here comes some traffic towards us and squeezing around the tractor trailer. south into fredericksburg, still an accident. left side of the screen is heading towards us with the lanes open out of woodbridge to get into springfield. let's go to alison and doug. >> thank you. democrats in three key off- year elections are fighting for their political futures. >> many analysts see these ballots are a reflection on what is happening in washington. pamela brown has more. >> 2008 was the year for democrats. now republicans are hoping 2009 will be their year. the outcome of the races will weigh heavily on how democrats and republicans fare in 200010
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and 2012. it will see how obama's role is playing on politics. what happens in the polls has big implications for republicans and democrats in the years to come. the vote will be to focus in virginia and new jersey. in new jersey, obama has made numerous appearances, pushing for jon corzine's re-election. >> it was only a few months ago republican thought they would be down. now, led by virginia, they think they will be taking on barack obama in 2012. >> mayor bloomberg is favored to win his third term. the spotlight is on one of the state's largest district. republican contender dede scozzafava dropped out of the race.
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she is now backing her former democratic rival, competing against a third candidate, conservative douglas hoffm. correct the conservative is running against a republican. nobody knows what is going to happen. >> voters will have their say in maine about whether gay couples cannot legally married. it would be the first referendum to accept gay marriage. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> we will have a much more on the race for richmond later this hour. for complete coverage, log onto our website, wjla.com. people in northwest d.c.'s chevy chase neighborhood are on alert after two burglarie bandits struck along chevy chase parkway while people were sleeping inside. they stole computers, a purse,
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and credit cards. burglars robbed another family on the same street. police are urging residents to lock their screens and doors. a show of support for georgetown students who were apparently the victims of anti gay crimes. these were condemned. two assaults occurred off campus. a written slurp was posted on the door of the transsexual resource center. police are investigating these incidents. day marriage is one step closer to becoming legal in the district -- gay marriage is one step closer to becoming legal in the district. 150 people spoke yesterday. andrew proposed to his partner, to congratulations and from outrage from opponents.
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>> i have never -- i have been down here to testify, but for something like this to happen in the council chambers, there is no respect. >> we get called names. we feel better about ourselves. >> there should be a committee vote next week and a final vote by deceer. montgomery county is considering a bill that would extend benefits to employees and contractors doing work for the county. same-sex benefits already granted to county employees. harry thomas plans to introduce emergency legislation today that would set new limits on the fenty administration. the office of the chief financial officer would be prohibited from transferring money to the d.c. housing authority for 90 days. the would have to notify the
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council about any transactions of $75,000 or greater. more than 6000 educators in virginia, maryland, and d.c. can credit their paycheck to stimulus funds. this is the finding of a new report. more than 4500 positions in virginia have been saved or created. in maryland, that figure is 1900. in d.c., 141 education jobs have been saved or created. now is the time to jump into real estate, some say. " linda bell is live in new york to tell us why. >> good morning. buying a home in the d.c. area might be a good idea right now. we hear that the d.c. area, along with san francisco and
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seattle, have the best prospects for allities nationwide. miami, where prices have tumbled 47%, is number 5 on the list. the tent cities that will fare at the worst part detroit, cleveland, milwaukee,t. louis, and tampa. some are losing population. others cannot absorb the oversupply of properties. stock index futures are indicating a lower open today. best buy is starting an online store for movies and tv shows. e content will be stored in servers so people can watch using tv sets, computers, and mobile devices. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. back to you. >> thank you. 6:37 right now.
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>> 7 is on your side with a major meat recall. we will tell you what to check for in your freezer. >> i am courtney robinson. the plls across the commonwealth are open. we're seeing dozens coming out to cast their vote. >> adam and these are coming back with another check on the skies and the streets.
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tuesday morning, election day in virginia. adam caskey live on the south side of arlington. it is noticeably cooler this morning by about0 degrees from yesterday. we do have some areas of fog. the relative humidity is up to 100%. look at the thick dew on th cars. watch out for patchy fog. let's look at some of the temperatures. the chill is in the air in some locations. cumberland is down at freezing right now. frederick, 36 at the earth and space lab, the new earth and space lab. i went there yesterday. it is a cool facility.
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becoming breezy today with a lot of sunshine. mid 50's tomorrow. maybe a few sprinkles tomorrow afternoon and evening. let's go back to lisa. >> 8 foggy morning -- a foggy morning. this is i-395 in a delay from edsall road to duke street. the planes are opened up to the pentagon. things are running better at washington boulevard. this is the 14th street bridge. as far as 270 southbound out of frederick, here is the pace in germantown. we will go back to the news desk. >> thank you. two deaths and 26 illnesses may be linked to fresh ground beef that has been recalled. it may be contaminated with the
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e. coli bacteria. it was produced in new york and was distributed to stores from north carolina to maine. many consumers are concerned. christ when i'm having lasagna for dinner, i am conrned. >> officials are asking customers to throw away any beef with est492 written on the label sold between september 19 and september 28. 6:42, 45 degrees. >> we had back to the polls were at virginia is picking a new governor.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. it is 6:45. time to check the top stories. >> there are several races across the country to be watching. there is a nail biter in new jersey. jon corzine is trying to hold on to the governor's seat. a house race in upstate new york is being closely watched. the outcome of both are being measured -- are being used to measure president obama's influence. >> young children still need two treatments. the swine flu is widespread in 48 states.
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>> there was apparently a murder-suicide involving two teenagers who were found shot to death yesterday in a triangle. the 17-year-old girl lived in the home. she and the boy were students at forest park high school. we turn to the race for richmond. polls have been open for about 45 minutes. it could all come down to turnout. >> corner robinson is live in alexandria. >> turnout here is about voter per minute. it is fairly light considering the governor's race. it is difficult to see people entering the polls. the parking lot is full this morning. turnout very important. officials are hoping for 2.2 million virginians to cast votes. out here with us is earl
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flanagan, the assistant chief planning commissioner. how is turnout? >> turnout is quite light at the present moment. we would normally be running at more rapid pace. >> you were saying compared to the presidential election, quite a different view out here this morning. >> if the weather is good, it would be much better. >> last november, you say the lines wrapped around the building. >> it is not even outside the building this morning. >> are you experiencing any difficulties inside with machines or the paper ballots? >> we're not having any difficulties. one reason the lines are not as what is that we're using paper ballots for the past two years. it is an optical scanner and it goes quite fast. are you seeing boaters showing
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up to the wrong precinct? >> -- are you seeing voters showing up to the wrong precinct? > almost within walking distance. we do have a lot of misdirection of people doing that sort of thing. >> so fairly like this. but it could pick up later in the day. >> i think we will see a rapid increase coming to this precinct. this is a high percentage precinct. we have between 60% to 80% turnout. >> thank you for joining us. voter turnout very important for both candidates. bob mcdonnell, despite leading, is not taking his lead in the polls for granted. creigh deeds is also encouraging supporters to come out to the
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polls to cast ballots. >> we will see what happens. thank you for that. 6:49. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we see have the fog -- we see heavy fog. >> we do see that from our shot from bethesda. elizabeth of a breeze coming from time to time. the foliage is looking pretty nice. the leaves will be disappearing. 44 in bethesda. 43 and alexandria. stephens city, at 37. cool resnse to the south. we will show you the maps. this system will swing on through. parley breezy for your tuesday. it will be a chilly evening. tomorrow, we will have a cooler day with partly sunny skies.
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we could see some sprinkles on wednesday into thursday. breezy and milder, low to mid mid 60's. that is your forecast. >> 95 slowing out of dale city. 66, and delays through manassas with a crash near 234 business. and then again to get past 50. three crashes northbound on the baltimore-washington parkway. certainly affected by this. we will take you live to our beltway travel. here we are on the outer loop in montgomery county. topside is the outer
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good morning. the latest on the frantic search for three missing college students. runaway cars. toyota blames formats. could something else because in that packs also, patrick swayze's widow will be here. carrie underwood will be performing live. voters hit the polls in virginia to elect a new governor.
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bob mcdonne has the lead. polls will close at 7:00 p.m. >> the department of health will host two more swine flu clinics. >> president obama will meet with german chancellor angela merkel this morning. she will then deliver a joint address to congress focused on climate change. this is the reason you should neverhroughout baseball cards. >> a collection of rare comic books was found in a basement of a home in st. louis. early editions of spider-man , manfour, and x-men were expected to get $1 million at auction. the house itself sold for much less, just $65,000. >> weekend grocery bag full of
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baseball cards, mickey mantle, rookie year. >> they are gone. let's check in with lisa baden. >> 395, do we love it? we will take you to the cameras and check out the pace. we can see slow traffic. delays are typical to the pentagon. over on 270, we'll show you a live picture of traffic out of germantown. >> we have some ground fog in some locations. breezy and a bit milder. cool air moves in for the middle part of the week. 30's at night. we could see some sprinkles tomorrow. temperatures will be warm this weekend. in little breeze hair and a sprinkle there. nothing too big to write home
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